Is it the end of your life and you must refrain from having sex with another clean person? Are you gonna have to deal with painful sores for your entire life? Fortunately, the answer is no to both those questions. Will there be a Herpes cure though? Unfortunately, not for many years (scientists are nowhere near clinical testing even with humans and they are years away). However, consider the facts:
There is a very low chance of the virus spreading to another person if the following conditions are met:
1. You or/and your partner wears a latex condom.
2. You avoid sexual contact if you're showing symptoms (this greatly increases the chances of the virus spreading, especially if they make contact with your sores).
3. Valtrex (used to treat Herpes) has been shown to reduce the chance of the virus spreading.
4. Avoid contact with the Herpes sores (even with your other body parts).
Finally, you and your partner must realize and accept that there may always be a chance of the virus spreading, even if you use condoms and show no symptoms. Furthermore, you can find a partner who also has Herpes through Herpes dating sites (yes they exist).
Having Herpes can vary from person to person. Some have breakouts very frequently and some have them very severely. Others are asymptomatic most the time. Luckily for everyone, having Herpes will not be as bad over the course of your life. The disease actually gets better over time, breakouts will be less frequent and less severe and you will learn how to cope with it.
Also considering how fast science is advancing, we may actually find a Herpes cure faster than we thought. People have already cured themselves of Herpes, but this only happens in a few rare cases.